Episode 3: Pediatric seizure treatment--give benzos!
In this episode we break down the ideal and simple treatment protocol. It is a high priority to get benzodiazepines on board. The good news is you don’t have to place an IV right away. You can give midazolam intranasal or intramuscular- just get it in!
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Julia Magaña, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
PECARN Prime node disseminator
Manish Shah, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
PECARN CHAMP node site Principle Investigator
Chief of Academic Development and Strategy, Section of Emergency Medicine Texas Children’s Hospital